The 12th Annual Best Chocolate Dessert in East Texas Contest will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Glass Recreation Center, 501 W. 32nd Street in Tyler. The event is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, the Smith County Extension Education and City of Tyler Glass Recreation Center. Cash awards will be given for first, second and third place in youth (up to age 17) and adult (age 18 and older). Door prizes will also be given out and attendees are asked to bring non-perishable snack items for the Glass Recreation Center's after-school programs.
Entry forms may be picked up at the Smith County Texas AgriLife Extension Service Office, Cotton Belt Building, 1517 W. Front St., Suite 116, in Tyler, or can be downloaded at smith-tx.tamu.edu. Entry forms will also be available at check-in, which runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on January 28, 2017. There is a $2 entry fee. At 1 p.m., the chocolate demonstration and judging begins; and awards will be presented immediately after judging is completed. For more information, call 903-590-2980.